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Christ the King Roman Catholic Parish

9 Crescent Gardens, Wimbledon Park
London, SW19 8AJ
Parish Priest: Fr. Anthony Plummer
Email: wimbledonpark@rcaos.org.uk Telephone: 020 8946 2091

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One theme each Weekday Mass

On ferias the Lectionary gives us two readings which are unconnected. In order to help the celebrant and congregation take away a message for the day, I have found it helpful to find one single idea arising from the two passages of scripture given for the day - One Theme Each Weekday Mass. - Fr Anthony Plummer

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Social Media

CTK FACEBOOK GROUP: Our CTK Facebook group has over 160 members! It is a private, ‘closed’ group, so please do ask to join if you are on Facebook – Parishioners/Friends of Christ the King, Wimbledon Park.

Find us on Instagram at ctkwimbpark.

And follow us on Twitter @CTKWimbPark.

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New Parishioners

Welcome!

Please take a Parish Directory Leaflet (light blue). Ask a Welcomer. Also, complete Parish Registration & Gift Aid Forms, at church entrance & return them to the Presbytery letter box at 9 Crescent Gardens.

There is usually at least one person to welcome people as they come into Sunday mass. Please make yourself known to them or to the priest. After the 10.30 a.m. Mass ALL are invited into the hall for a cuppa and chat. This is an easy way of getting to know fellow parishioners or just arranging dates with the priest.

For more information see our Parish directory.

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Gift aid and standing orders

Please consider joining the gift aid scheme and also setting up a standing order in favour of Christ the King. If you are a UK taxpayer, Gift Aid is a wonderful way to make your offertory donation more valuable to Christ the King. Standing order forms make it even easier to make a regular contribution to the parish.

Download the Parish Pledge and Gift Aid Form.

QR code

Parishioners can use their smart phones to scan this QR code to make donations to any of our weekly collections and also Easter Offering. These donations can be gift-aided – just following the instructions on the screen. The QR code will take you to our parish Give A Little web donation page.

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Sacraments

Baptisms: Please see Fr Anthony. Baptism dates and Preparation Sessions for 2019 are listed in the porch

Marriages: You need to give at least 6 months’ notice.

Confession: on Saturdays, 10am-10.30am and 5.30pm-5.45pm, or just ask

Baptism dates and preparation sessions for 2020 are listed in the porch

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HOSPITAL CONTACTS

If you or a member of your family are admitted to one of these hospitals, do please let the hospital’s Catholic chaplain know:

- St George’s Hospital: Fr Mark Higgins (020 8725 3069)

- St Helier & Epsom Hospital: Fr Philip Pak (020 8296 3069)

- Kingston Hospital: Fr Tony Oleh (020 8546 7711)

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Parish prayer

Father, pour out your Spirit upon the people of this parish and grant them a new vision of your glory, a new experience of your power, a new faithfulness to your word, and a consecration to your service.

That your love may grow among us and your kingdom come, through Christ our Lord. Amen

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Parish Safeguarding team

The Archdiocese of Southwark is committed to the safety and welfare of children and vulnerable adults. The Diocese co-operates fully with CSAS, the Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Service, which aims to help the Church become an example of best practice in the Safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults, and develop a "culture of vigilance" to ensure that children and vulnerable adults in our care are kept safe from harm.

If you have any worries or concerns about Safeguarding please email either Celine Duckworth at wimbledonparksg1@safeguardrcaos.org.uk or Simon Cowdry at wimbledonparksg4@safeguardrcaos.org.uk or alternatively ring/text 07565 141 281.

Reporting abuse

If you are concerned about the welfare of a child or adult at risk, do not delay in contacting the police, using 999 if a child or adult is believed to be in immediate danger.

It is the policy of the Catholic Church in England and Wales to report all allegations of abuse to statutory authorities, regardless of whether the abuse occurred recently or in the past, or whether the accused person is living or deceased.

If you are in any role within the Catholic Church in England and Wales, you must refer allegations directly to the safeguarding office for your diocese or religious congregation, or directly to the Police.

If you are a member of the public, please refer allegations directly to the police and also to the safeguarding office in your diocese. You can contact the Archdiocese of Southwark Safeguarding Office by telephoning 0207 261 1606 or via email at safeguardingoffice@rcaos.org.uk.

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"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life."

John 3:16

Church open

There is public Mass every day.

Our church is open seven days a week, until 7:30pm.

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Latest newsletter

- 15 May 2022, 5th Sunday of Easter (C)

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Your Church needs you!

LET US WORK TOGETHER TO BUILD UP OUR CHURCH FOLLOWING OUR EXPERIENCES WITH THE COVID VIRUS.

WE NEED:
- ALTAR SERVERS
- CATECHISTS FOR THE CHILDREN'S LITURGY OF THE WORD
- GREETERS AT SUNDAY MASSES
- CLEANERS
- MISSIO RED BOX ORGANISER
- EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS.

PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOU CAN HELP: wimbledonpark@rcaos.org.uk.

From the newsletter

GOOD NEWS – Our Parish QR CODE, (on the back page), is now working and so is one Card Payment Machine at the back of the church. So these can be used to make your contributions to Offertory & Second Collections and any special collections including the ongoing Ukraine Appeal.

MISSION APPEAL – Next Weekend: Next weekend of 21/22 May there will be an appeal from Fr John Downey on behalf of the Verona Fathers (Comboni Missionaries) at all masses. This is an annual appeal which takes place throughout the Archdiocese of Southwark. These Missionaries live and work in four continents and some 40 different countries worldwide. More info to follow next week.

NEWS FROM THE SOUTHWARK VOCATIONS TEAM: God has a definite plan and purpose for all of our lives. Some men receive a unique call to be a Catholic priest or deacon, and some women are also called to religious life. Some of us are called to marriage or single life. God calls us to freely and generously respond to this call. The Southwark Vocations team will be holding a Zoom Webinar on Tuesday 24th May between 7 pm – 8 pm called 'Here I am, Send Me'.
Please join me, and others to hear about vocations and following a religious life. If you would like to register for this free webinar, then please visit registration page. Please reserve your attendance by Friday 20th May. Alternatively, you can register your attendance or ask any questions by emailing or calling Laura Dudhee on lauradudhee@rcaos.org.uk or 07784 225 929.

CTK DEPAUL UKRAINE APPEAL: The level of need in Ukraine, as you will know from the news, is greater than ever. Depaul Ukraine, led by the inspirational Fr Vitaliy, is doing an amazing job responding to these needs. Weekly updates on this work are being posted on the door at the back of the church. Given the seriousness of the situation the parish Depaul Ukraine Appeal remains open and can be donated to via a variety of methods: contactless payment machine after weekend masses; QR code displayed at back of church; cash /gift aid envelopes at the church Ukraine candles stand; or our Just Giving link: Depaul Ukraine Appeal Christ the King Wimbledon Park. Please also remember the Depaul Ukraine team and the people they serve in your prayers.

CTK GIFT AID SCHEME: If you are a UK taxpayer, Gift Aid is a wonderful way to make your offertory donation more valuable to your church. Also, you have the option of setting up a Standing Order which makes it even easier to make a regular contribution to the parish. Please download & complete the form which is available from this website. Or pick up the form from the Repository table at the Church entrance. Completed forms can be returned either by email to our parish office or put through the Presbytery door. For those not yet on the scheme please do consider joining up.

POST 10.30AM TEA, COFFEE & CONVERSATION IN HALL: All are invited to come and have a cup of coffee/tea, biscuits and a chat. VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO SERVE THE DRINKS – Sign-up sheets are on the notice board in the hall kitchen. So please do sign up if you want this to continue – Thanks!

MOTHERS’ PRAYERS: Join us every THURS at 7-7.30pm in the Church to pray for children/grandchildren. For info contact Marie - see newsletter for details.

YOUR MARRIAGE: TIME FOR A SERVICE? In the same way your car needs servicing to continue to run efficiently, so your marriage too will benefit from a ‘service’. That’s what ‘Building a Better Marriage’ is, a half-day online course taking place from 9am till 1pm on June 11th. It is designed for couples married years or decades with average-to-good marriages. Booking is essential. More details: 07983 524 717.

VOLUNTEERS/TRUSTEES NEEDED for THE SQUAD: The Squad is a Wimbledon-based charity that runs Thursday night clubs for people with learning disabilities at the John Innes Youth Centre, 61 Kingston Road, SW19 1JN. The club nights are split into two age groups – under 25s and over 25s – and are both fun packed and educational. They are looking for both volunteers and trustees. Please contact Peter Frost at amandapeter@btinternet.com for further details.

COVID-19 - latest guidance: Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales - Guidance for Churches from 28 January 2022.pdf.

FACE MASKS: In line with the relaxing of restrictions, the wearing of face masks is no longer mandatory in public spaces. However, you may wish to continue to wear a face covering whilst in the church building. There is no need for formal social distancing in church, although those present should be sensitive to the needs of others around them.

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Daily Masses: Live streaming from various churches can be found on the internet.
- e.g. There are live Masses, Prayer, Rosaries from morning to night from around GB & Ireland. Go to: churchservices.tv/eltham and select 'WHAT'S ON NOW' or 'SCHEDULES'.
- For Mass Readings for each day go to: Readings at Mass - Universalis.

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IMPORTANT: If you have a loved one go into hospital, please let the CATHOLIC chaplain know.

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